Known once as the Queen of Costa Verde Espinho is a city on the Atlantic coastline, the 19Km of Oporto, which, despite belonging to the district of Aveiro, is part of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto. It is home to a small urban municipality, with 21 square kilometers of area and about 30 000 inhabitants, divided into 4 parishes (Espinho, Anta-Guetim, Paramos and Silvalde).
With 8 km of coastline is famous for its beautiful beaches (excellent, not only for swimming and sunbathing, but also are one of the best places in Europe for surfing and bodyboarding), the centennial fair, the various possibilities in the areas of tourism and leisure, and its Casino. Espinho is a modern city, a tourist resort of high level that receives thousands of domestic and foreign visitors throughout the year.
There are two fundamental reasons for this: first, the fact that the city has one of the best climates in Europe.Second, the place, the fact that a competitive area creates tourist attraction and development. The construction of the city itself is also an important factor, because it has a unique geometry consists of wide streets in symmetrical square where the streets have no name, but numbers making navigation extremely simple in town for any visitor.
Espinho is a perfect city to host an event with FEST for a number of reasons: the environmental and landscape features and the easey access to large urban centers.
Espinho is a perfect city to host an event with FEST for a number of reasons. Located in a prime location, the environmental and landscape features and the ease of access to large urban centers.
The railway runs through the city, with direct and regular connections to Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra and Aveiro, among many other destinations. For those arriving by car the roads A1 and A29 are just a few kilometers from the city center. The international airport of Porto, with more than 75 routes to all major destinations in Europe, is the main airport used for the event and is very easily accessed from Espinho.